The Bellarmine RN to BSN Online

The Bellarmine RN to BSN program is 100% online and requires only 30 nursing credit hours. You can earn your BSN in just 18 months!

As a busy registered nurse, you know that earning a BSN will enhance your career, but who has that kind of time? At Bellarmine, we understand what it’s like for adult students with demanding jobs and busy lifestyles. That’s why we’ve crafted an Online RN to BSN program with your needs in mind. With our fully online program, you won’t have to choose between making it to soccer practice or going to class. We understand that there are a lot of online RN to BSN programs and it can be confusing to select the right program. But the right program matters!

Questions? E-mail or call Julie Armstrong-Binnix at 502.272.8364.

"I highly recommend the RN to BSN program at Bellarmine. I had been an RN for 15 years when I decided to further my education. The faculty are so very knowledgeable, but are also supportive. The program completely prepared me to succeed in the MSN-FNP program, which I just completed in August."

- Becky Volz ’11 & ’14, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, CPN

Upcoming Online Information Session

Join us on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 8 p.m. to learn more about our RN to BSN program.

Advance your career with a BSN degree

  • Nearly 100% of recent graduates have changed positions, gained promotions and/or entered a graduate program.
  • Preparation in finance, health policy and research prepare you for today’s practice as well as for the future.
  • Leadership opportunities are available throughout the program.
  • The Bellarmine University Career Development Center services are available to you not only during your program but throughout your career.
  • Liberal arts courses help you develop critical thinking skills and an ethical framework, which are essential to career advancement.


  • Our online curriculum includes innovative course design elements.
  • Students encounter a broad range of real-world assignments and performance assessment.
  • Our RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


  • All courses are offered online.
  • Transfer credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities are accepted.
  • Nursing courses run for just seven weeks.
  • Most students complete three courses per semester.
  • Students can complete the RN to BSN Online in as few as six semesters.

As a nurse, you are a vital part of the US healthcare system. And the nation’s rapidly changing healthcare system needs BSN-prepared nurses. The Institute of Medicine (2010) recommends that 80% of RNs be BSN-prepared by 2020. And that helps not only our health care system – it helps you and your family!

Bellarmine's expert nursing faculty designed the RN to BSN curriculum to enhance your previous education and practice expertise so that you can reach your career goals.

You will:

  • improve nursing practice through the study and use of evidence-based practice skills;
  • identify problems and create solutions in a rapidly changing health care delivery system;
  • promote planned change and improvements within units or facilities;
  • analyze health policy through participation at the local and state levels;
  • understand financial-management decisions and revenue generation and budgeting.

As a Bellarmine BSN graduate you will be prepared for new career opportunities. Employers today prefer BSN prepared nurses when hiring supervisors and managers. A BSN is also your pathway to admission to an advanced nursing practice program.


The baccalaureate and master’s programs at Bellarmine University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202.887.6791.


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